|Birthname||Henri Gabriel Salvador|
|born on||18 July 1917 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )|
|Place||Cayenne, French Guiana, 4n56, 52w20|
|Timezone||AST h4w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||24°58' 14°32 Asc. 14°29'|
French Caribbean singer.
He began his musical career as a guitarist accompanying other singers. He had learned the guitar by imitating Django Reinhardt's recordings, and was to work alongside him in the 1940s. Salvador recorded several songs written by Boris Vian with Quincy Jones as arranger. He played many years with Ray Ventura et Ses Collégiens where he used to sing, dance and even play comedy on stage.
He also appeared in movies including Nous irons à Monte-Carlo (1950), Nous irons à Paris (Jean Boyer's film of 1949 with the Peters Sisters) and Mademoiselle s'amuse (1948).
He is known to have recorded the first French rock and roll songs in 1957 written by Boris Vian and Michel Legrand "Rock'n Roll Mops", "Rock hoquet, Va t'faire cuire un oeuf, man" and "Dis-moi qu'tu m'aimes rock" under the artist name of Henry Cording (a play on the word "Recording").
In the 1960s, Salvador was the host of several popular television variety shows on French TV.
He died on 13 February 2008.
Didier Geslain archive, 'chanteurs' pdf file, p. 191.
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.